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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eddie G. Gouge
Executive Director
Board on Human Sciences
(202) 478-6028

Marianne Klein
Program Staff Associate
Board on Human Sciences
(202) 478-6093


Board on Human Sciences

Representing the “Human” dimension of the “Sciences”

The Board on Human Sciences (BoHS), is an association of administrators of higher education units responsible for research/discovery, extension/outreach, and teaching/learning programs in the human sciences at universities across the country. Their members are committed to a national agenda that unifies disciplines within and beyond the human sciences to enrich people’s lives. Please take a look at our brochure.

Human Sciences

Purposeful integration that addresses issues challenging individuals, families and communities is the role of human sciences.  Solutions to major issues facing individuals, families and communities typically cannot be found in only one discipline. The human sciences bring together multiple perspectives to address human needs.

Professionals in the field of human sciences integrate the best thinking from various disciplines to address and solve important challenges that we face individually, as families and communities, and as a society. We integrate disciplines to solve practical, reoccurring problems that individuals, families and communities face.

2020 BoHS Awards Nominations Due July 1, 2019

You are invited to nominate a deserving individual, faculty, or staff member for one of four Board on Human Sciences awards presented at APLU's 132nd Annual Meeting on November 11, 2019 in San Diego, CA. All award materials should be submitted to Eddie G. Gouge, BoHS Executive Director ( by July 1, 2019. For further information on past award winners, eligibility requirements, and the nomination procedure, click here

2020 BoHS/CAFCS Joint Meeting

The 2020 BoHS/CAFCS Joint Meeting will be held in Kansas City, MO, February 18 - 21, 2020. More information coming soon!

Human Sciences at Work

Healthy Homes Initiative at Mississippi State University Extension

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Households across America have hidden hazards that can impact the health of all occupants. Home health hazards include asthma triggers such as mold, lead-based paint, radon, pests, injury dangers and poor indoor air quality. Mississippi State University Extension’s Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) provides Mississippians the knowledge they need to keep their indoor environments safe and healthy. HHI, part of MSU Extension's Family and Consumer Sciences program, improves the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities in Mississippi by providing reliable information to promote home health and safety and improve individual environmental decision-making skills.

What does the Healthy Homes Initiative offer?

Tailored to meet residential needs, the Healthy Home Solutions is a 12-topic curriculum, developed by and for Extension educators. To learn more about this program, click here.

Well Connected Communities Launches Web Site to Help Cultivate Wellness Across the U.S.

As a member of the Steering Committee of the Culture of Health Initiative:  Well Connected Communities (WCC), the BoHS is pleased to share their new website. Visitors to the site can learn more about the public health priorities being addressed by each community and how local health councils, comprised of both youth and adults, are working to develop and implement action plans. 

BoHS Social Media Internship

The BoHS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the three social media internship positions for the 2018-19 academic year have been filled. Please consider nominating a student from your institution for the 2019-2020 academic year. For more information please click here.

International Federation of Home Economics 2020 World Congress

August 2 - 8, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. For updates check here.

BoHS Business Meetings

March 8, 2019 Business Meeting Minutes (draft)

November 12, 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

March 9, 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

November 13, 2017 Business Meeting Minutes


You may access the archives of the Board on Human Sciences by clicking here. In 1995, The Board on Home Economics within the National Association of State Universities and Land-grant Colleges (NASULGC) changed its name to the Board on Human Sciences.


Meetings & Events Events


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Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Suite 400, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005-4722
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington, DC - Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC

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